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World News The California wildfires by the numbers
Author: 0 The California wildfires by the numbers

More evacuations were lifted Tuesday, but communities remain threatened in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The San Diego Union-Tribune has also partnered with GoFundMe to raise funds for victims of the Lilac fire in San Diego County.

Author: 0 This NC Republican isn't ready to vote for spending bill

As battles over immigration and government spending advance with no solution in sight, Senate Democrats are being forced to decide whether they'd support a short-term measure to avert a government shutdown - even if it doesn't include protections for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children.

World News China have returned to pre-Doklam bonhomie: Army chief
Author: 0 China have returned to pre-Doklam bonhomie: Army chief

For the Army, General Rawat said, the priority was better surveillance equipment, good assault rifles, ballistic helmets and bullet-proof jackets, all of which would help empower the Indian soldier. "After all, China and India, if they bear in mind that their common interests far outweigh their differences, are bound to discover they can coexist and prosper peacefully together", it concluded", it concluded.

World News Stamp duty cut fails to boost flagging housing market
Author: 0 Stamp duty cut fails to boost flagging housing market

The 12 month outlook for United Kingdom residential property prices and sales is more upbeat with Scotland, the North East of England and Northern Ireland seeing stronger activity, according to the latest industry survey. And whilst the newly agreed sales data eased back slightly in December, local surveyors said interest from buyers rose leading to an expected rise in sales activity in the near term.

Author: 0 White House supports short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown

House Republican leaders said they would push ahead with a vote on a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through February 16, but they did not schedule the vote and it was not clear they would have enough support to pass it.

World News In a first lifeguard's drone saves swimmers in Australia
Author: 0 In a first lifeguard's drone saves swimmers in Australia

The drone spotted two teenagers in trouble around a half-a-mile out from shore, and then dropped a flotation device it carries for the objective to give them something to hang on to (via Verge ). Little Ripper Group chief operations officer Ben Trollope said two teenage girls who were on the beach raised the alarm before lifesavers kicked into gear.

World News Unknown men kill 2 polio workers in Quetta
Author: 0 Unknown men kill 2 polio workers in Quetta

The women died on their way to a hospital. Ali said the mother-daughter team was taking part in a week-long campaign to vaccinate children under the age of five. Polio is a disease that especially affects children, crippling the victims for life. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the Thursday attack and ordered an investigation.

World News Outside experts say Trump has serious heart concerns
Author: 0 Outside experts say Trump has serious heart concerns

Later, Trump, 71, attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a " very stable genius ". "There's no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues", he said. President Trump does take medication in a bid to lower his higher-than-recommended cholesterol level of 233, however, as well as daily anti-baldness pills.

World News 17 year-old-girl killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan
Author: 0 17 year-old-girl killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

He has been identified as head constable Suresh. The soldier and a girl were killed last night in " unprovoked " firing from across the worldwide Border in R S Pura, forcing retaliatory fire from the Indian side, official sources said. A BSF personnel died in the heavy shelling. Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Arun Manhas said the district administration has asked all its officers to remain in a state of highest preparedness in view of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan .

World News World's Longest Underwater Cave System Discovered
Author: 0 World's Longest Underwater Cave System Discovered

The cave system will now be known as Sistema Sac Actun. The Gran Acuifero Maya project previously discovered a hidden passageway underneath the Kulkulcan pyramid, a 1,000-year-old Mayan temple, which led to a subterranean water system linked to a cenote.

World News Tripura votes on Feb 18; Meghalaya, Nagaland on Feb 27
Author: 0 Tripura votes on Feb 18; Meghalaya, Nagaland on Feb 27

Each of these states has 60 assembly seats and given the significance of these states in the general election next year, each Party will look to gain a strong position in the election 2018. "We have identified 193 polling stations which will have direct webcasting to be visible at the Chief Electoral Officer or District Electoral Officer and the Election Commission of India ", Kharkongor told journalists.

World News Tamil Nadu politics: Kamal Haasan to announce party name on Feb 21
Author: 0 Tamil Nadu politics: Kamal Haasan to announce party name on Feb 21

Amid the recent hype over their political entry, the two actor-turned-politicians were spotted chatting together during the film launch of Kizhakku Africavil Raju in Chennai . Join hands with me to empower our country and state. He said that he will be starting his political tour from late President APJ Abdul Kalam's birth place Rameswaram on February 21.

World News GST Council meet today: Simplifying returns, reduction of rates on the cards
Author: 0 GST Council meet today: Simplifying returns, reduction of rates on the cards

The IGST is levied on inter-state supplies of goods and services. He also said no decision has been taken on simplification of GST return filing, adding "After 10 days, another meeting will be held through video-conferencing". The date of the next meeting of the Council has not yet been decided, he said. "Therefore, trade and transport industry is expected to comply with the E-way bill system", he said.

World News Donald Trump refuses to apologise after 's***hole' remark enrages several countries
Author: 0 Donald Trump refuses to apologise after 's***hole' remark enrages several countries

Lindsey Graham of SC said Trump had drastically changed his tune on a compromise immigration bill just before the Thursday meeting. Patrick Leahy , D-Vt. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. Co-host Meghan McCain asked Durbin if publicly disclosing what Trump said hurt any progress being made on a deal on the fate of almost 800,000 Dreamers-immigrants brought into the U.S.as children.

World News Russian vote boycott may be illegal
Author: 0 Russian vote boycott may be illegal

The commission's head, Ella Pamfilova, said her institution was simply applying the law which disqualifies Navalny . President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation on Wednesday submitted documents to the Central Election Commission, CEC, to be nominated as a candidate in the March 2018 presidential elections, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday.

World News It'll be a white (but maybe also slippery) Christmas in Montreal
Author: 0 It'll be a white (but maybe also slippery) Christmas in Montreal

It said: "With the increase in betting on where will see a white Christmas , the number of locations have increased and can now include sites such as Buckingham Palace, Belfast (Aldergrove Airport), Aberdeen (Pittodrie - Aberdeen FC), Edinburgh (Castle), Coronation Street in Manchester and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff".

Author: 0 Bipartisan DACA deal falls through, shutdown looming

Both sides say they want a deal to increase spending caps that limit money for both the military and domestic programs. Ryan is gambling that enough Democrats will go along. Separately, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other Democrats met privately in the Capitol with White House chief of staff John Kelly, and some emerged citing little progress.

World News Ashleigh Banfield Trades Barbs Over Aziz Ansari Allegations
Author: 0 Ashleigh Banfield Trades Barbs Over Aziz Ansari Allegations

When Grace went out on a date with a man she hardly knew, when she chose to go home with him after dinner, she was clearly under the impression that Ansari would be sensitive to her expectations. We need to talk, not about individual men, but about why women's sexuality is so devalued that their pleasure or comfort isn't a non-negotiable part of sex, and why our definition of masculinity is so toxic that racking up a higher number of sexual partners is more important than being ...

World News China says claims of inadequate rescue of sunken oil tanker
Author: 0 China says claims of inadequate rescue of sunken oil tanker "untrue, irresponsible"

No burning was seen on sea surface from a marine surveillance plane at about 1 p.m. Monday and the oil spill could be easily seen from the air. The stricken tanker, called the Sanchi (IMO:9356608), which had been adrift and on fire following the accident with the freighter CF Crystal , had "suddenly ignited" around noon (0400 GMT), China Central Television (CCTV) said.

World News Irish person injured after SUV ploughs into crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne
Author: 0 Irish person injured after SUV ploughs into crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne

The people in hospital, including the off-duty police officer, range in age from four to 83 years. However, it was later believed that the second man had no links to the incident. Police in Melbourne , Australia have two men in custody after a auto plowed into Christmas shoppers earlier today. "We don't have any intelligence or evidence to indicate there is a connection to terrorism", Patton said.

World News Spain's Crisis Re-Ignited As Catalan Separatists Win Vote
Author: 0 Spain's Crisis Re-Ignited As Catalan Separatists Win Vote

Then the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy has suspended from duty the head of the Catalan government, Carles Pokdemon. After the divisive regional elections on Thursday, how the independence camp intends to rule remains a mystery, with other secessionist leaders, including Puigdemont's former deputy Oriol Junqueras, behind bars pending trial.

World News A look at past U.S. government shutdowns
Author: 0 A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

The setback comes as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remains distant. He has maintained that Trump could succeed in getting a comprehensive bipartisan reform passed where former Presidents Obama and George W.

World News India Upheld Its Independent Stand On Palestine: Farooq Abdullah
Author: 0 India Upheld Its Independent Stand On Palestine: Farooq Abdullah

While the US, Israel , Honduras, Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Togo and Micronesia voted against the resolution, 35 countries abstained from voting . "Israel completey rejects this preposterous resolution", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video posted to Facebook . He said that we ought to "let 'em vote against us, we'll save a lot".

World News Betty White Celebrates 96th birthday
Author: 0 Betty White Celebrates 96th birthday

After being showered with birthday wishes, perhaps White will return the favor with some Deadpool 2 promotion down the line. White says she tries to meet the actor every year, but has yet to do so. White has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, but she still has one dream co-star: Robert Redford. In 2010 White landed her third most notable role to date, as Elka Ostrovsky on the sitcom, Hot in Cleveland .

World News British lawmakers pass EU Withdrawal Bill
Author: 0 British lawmakers pass EU Withdrawal Bill

The upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, will take months to scrutinise the bill before it can become law. But despite one embarrassing parliamentary defeat, several government concessions and criticism from within her own party, May is expected to win a vote that will see the bill passed to parliament's largely pro-EU upper chamber for more scrutiny.

World News There's no case against Hafiz Saeed 'sahab', says Pakistan PM
Author: 0 There's no case against Hafiz Saeed 'sahab', says Pakistan PM

For a PM for whom Hafiz Saeed is " sahib " what evidence can anyone supply to him", said BJP National Gen Secretary Ram Madhav , according to ANI. Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that there is no danger of war with India and suggested that both the countries should ensure there is no escalation of situation along the worldwide borders.